So it's a given that breaking the 180 rule is a no-no in most cases.. It disorientates the viewer, and takes you out of place from focussing on what's going on in a scene.
But are there any instances where breaking the rule doesn't matter.. or lends itself to some sort of conscious creative decision? Do certain angles work while breaking the rule?
Personally, do you strictly abide by this, or use it as more of a loose guideline to follow? I ask this as the last production I was involved with.. the director and DP were always arguing about the importance of abiding to the 180 rule or not..